The interviews went well. I had my first one on Monday at 2:30 and was incredibly nervous. That's one thing I hate about postponing interviews until late in the day...I have too much time to think and freak out. My nervousness generally manifests itself in some manner of manic hair flipping and big eyes (sometimes too-loud laughter as well). However, given that I was interviewing with a VERY jovial group, I think I fit right in.
Yesterday I was significantly less nervous for the 8:00 interview, and I think I did much better. My teaching demo went rather flawlessly, I answered the questions with a cool, humourous confidence, and was even highly complimented on my performance by the committee before I left the room.
If I had to guess, I would say I will *probably* be offered the second position, but I think I did well enough that I might still have a chance at the first. We'll see. I just hope I get at least one of them or I'm going to be sooo broke. Insurance, retirement benefits, and a hefty salary are good things (in my best Martha Stewart voice).
I was also very pleased to find out:
1. They support and celebrate scholarship (offer travel money, etc.) without any sort of publish-or-perish policy.
2. The campus is beautiful and looks more like a "university" than the one I'm about to graduate from
3. The offices are nice! Woot!
In other news, check out Johnny Yen's post about the cost of the "War on Terror" and what that money could've bought instead. Click HERE. He breaks it down to a per-person amount of $1,440.
And I've officially found THE best snack food ever. Emerald's Wasabi Peanuts!!! Not Emeril...Mr. "Charisse." No no. These are by the Emerald company, and they come in a big, beautiful green plastic jar (recycle!) and taste like a little piece of heaven. I just wanna put some spicy tuna under 'em.